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ERIC Number: ED111889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
White Like Me: Experiences in Writing for Minority Youth.
Bonham, Frank
This speech, a product of the workshop on "Media: Minorities and Sex Stereotyping", is said to be intended to provide a vivid picture of how to write about minorities for minority youth from a "white" point of view. The author attributes his success in writing to the conviction that race is no factor in the dimensions of human joys and despairs, and emphasizes his responsibility toward the reader and the ethnic group written about, regardless of whether he himself is of the same ethnic group or an outsider writing about it. Various specifications said to apply to any good novel for young readers are made: length of 125 to 180 pages, a high excitement level, the use of humor wherever possible, and utilization of mostly inner city characters, background, and setting. The characters and backgrounds used are said to be most important in the creation of minority books used to "turn-on" reluctant readers of various colors and races. (AM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.
Note: Proceedings of Workshop on related materials for ethnic/cultural minorities held by Maryland State Department of Education (Baltimore, Maryland, December 3-4, 1974)